Colonia Tovar Travel Guide
HORSEBACK RIDING in EL JUNQUITO!!
Very close to Colonia Tovar is a village called EL JUNQUITO. In between this two is a very good place to go horseback riding. Actually, as you drive down the road you will see various places with horses where you can do this.. but choose wisely where to stop. In some of the...
As you walk around the streets, you will see lots of local grown fruits and vegetables....Stop by any stand and pick, weight, and pay for your fruits....there are a great way to try the local stuff
Crafts and more
There are lots of crafts, flowers selling on the street in open little boots, just walk around and enjoy the site
BY THE MUSEUM THERE IS A SMALL LIBRARY WITH INTERESTING COLLECTIONS...ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS KEPT BY THE MUSEUM IS THE LIST OF 400 FIRST HABITANTS THAT CAME FROM GERMANY AND THE AGREEMENT SIGNED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA TO ACCEPT THEM....
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INTERESTING THINGS TO SEE IN THE COLONIA TOVAR IS ITS MUSEUM...THERE IS A NICE COLLECTION OF THE HISTORY OF THIS GERMAN VILLAGE....Like the THE FIRST MILL TO BREW COFFEE.........A SMALL LIVING ROOM OF THE ERA...
You can visit and discover how it is the process of elaboration of a beer pirsem. You will see how grinds the grain of the barley, the cofoundation, the maceration, fermentation, maturation, filtration and the process of packaging You can buy cervesa tovar at very good...
The way via to the colony to tovar is spectacular, you can arrive by the junquito or by the victory both ways are spectacularIf you have to car you can drive around the city, I recommend Via la Victoria where you observed beautiful landscapes and you will see different...
Rustic trip to the mountain
Regenwald Tours, offer three plans to know the Tovar Colony: they have tree options Tracks of the past, Divine Mountain and Something more than a town. I went to divine mountan, they pic you up at you guesthouse in a vehicle 4 x 4 to visit the giant cedar is one of the...
Every Hour the bells of the church, mark the hour that is, giving number of bells sound according to the hour. At Twelve noon it listens to twelve bells sound, nice!!!!!ƒº
Walking on the streets
You can enjoyed the excellent restaurants, where you will be able to appreciate the typical German cuisine, with an excellent local beer (pircen) , and with its candies, marmalades, fruits, vegetables and the typical strawberries with cream that you can buy at the litter...
Cabañas Rancho Alpino: Nice hotel/lodge
Near the "center" (not church!), we found ourselves very comfortable in Rancho Alpino. Nice rooms (we had balcony), quiet, including ok breakfast, minibar, TV.
The Rancho Alpino has two restaurants, one Pizza where you can eat quite late (rest of down goes to bed early) and...
Edelweiss Hotel: Nice & Not expensive
Housing and hosting is quite accessable, it is no expensive at all.(Like The Edelwiess Hotel "2 stars" & The Breidenbach huts). But if you like luxury, there are very fancy and expensive places to stay too.(The Frankfurt Hotel & Selva Negra Hotel)
Restaurante and Cafe Muhstall
There are many restaurants in Colonia Tovar, but as most people visit on weekends some of the restaurants are only open then. We visited on a weekday and found Muhstall to be a nice place. It is situated in a house built in German style and the waitress was wearing a...
The best strawberries and cream
THERE ARE EXCELLENT RESTAURANTS, WHERE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY THE TYPICAL GERMAN CUISINE. WITH AN EXCELLENT LOCAL BEER, AND WITH ITS CANDIES, MARMALADES AND THE TYPICAL STRAWBERRIES WITH CREAM..
Public system or private
It is a nice ride. The landscapes around the road are gorgeous. But you need to be very careful the road is ful of dangerous curves and in some areas there are huge holes on the road.
If you are in Caracas there is a road that takes you through other little town " El Junquito" in witch you can stop for a horse ride. Whether you keep going ahead You'll get to The Colonia Tovar.
From Los Teques City you can go to la Colonia T. too. I took this one last time and I like it better. It is more beautiful and adventurous that the previous one. So you can stop in "El Jarillo" It is a little town similar to the Colonia Tovar. In Venezuela fuel is very cheap but if you take the buses it wont cost you more than 6$ the whole trip.
Updated Dec 25, 2006
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Some really local craft
There are many little stores, just stop by and look around, you will find some really locally made craft, great for taking back home..
Written May 5, 2005
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In Venezuela, the "Carnaval" holidays take place the same days of its counterpart in Brazil, a monday and tuesday before the "cuaresma" (the 40 days before the Holy Week). Kids put on costumes all over the country , but in La Colonia Tovar the locals usually disguise as Gorillas!!??? I wonder why....
Written Mar 10, 2003
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Colonia Tovar REALLY bad air!
There are so many cars in Tovar, and somehow, maybe due to the altitude of that place, the smog from the cars feels very very bad. Close to really making you feel sick after some time. If you can't stand that, going on weekdays would be a preferable idea instead of weekends (crowded). Otherwise just be prepared and don't expect fresh mountain air...
Written Mar 2, 2008
Cold and windy
This place is very cold and windy the whole year but specialy in december. It is very neat and pretty. People are very nice and friendly here. The landscape is just wonderful, flowers and green are everywhere. The architecture is very nice and pictoresque.The are some 4x4...
The perfect get away.....
THERE ARE MANY COMFORTABLE HOTELS, CABINS,INNS OR MOTELS AT VERY REASONABLE PRICES..... FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY, THE VILLAGE HAS VERY FEW VISITORS...IT IS THE RIGHT TIMING WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PEACE AND QUIETNESS...DURING THE WEEKENDS, THE NUMBER OF VISITORS INCREASES...
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